Heritage Quilter Jereann led an interactive and fascinating discussion about the art of quilting, bestowed historic gems, and introduced the Emmy Award-winning documentary, The QuiltMakers of Gee’s Bend on Friday, February 22nd.
To give the audience a more tactile experience, there were several Gee Bend-style quilts on display, several provided by iconic fiber artist, Sauda Zahra.
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Building on the momentum of the arts and culture resurgence in Warren County, the Heritage Quilters Giving Circle, Inc. will be featured on an upcoming PBS series, Family Pictures USA.
Family Pictures USA is a documentary-style television show focusing on bringing people together to share family photos and stories through “Community Photo Sharing.” A production crew visited the Historic Aaron Hendrick House Tuesday, November 6 to document the Heritage Quilters in action as well as include a special appearance by NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, who read one of her poems.
The shoot lasted for about five hours and featured the Heritage Quilters discussing their Stitching Life Stories art quilts and several brought photographs that inspired their works.
The Heritage Quilters will be featured in the Family Pictures USA’s third episode and will air in 2019.
More details will be available closer to the air date and will be posted on HeritageQuilters.net.
Photo Credit: Crystal Myrick
Last week, we closed out our biennial quilt show.
For two weekends in a row, we opened the doors of the Historic Aaron Hendrick House to the community to view never-before seen quilts on display.
Although we were gifted with chilly, rainy weather all four days of our exhibition, we want to thank everyone who stopped by and a sincere gratitude to those who had intentions to visit but had other plans or affected by Hurricane Michael. Read More
Thank you for visiting the official Heritage Quilters Giving Circle, Inc. website.
Since our inception in Spring 2001, we have been dedicated to showcasing the wonderful art of quilting and how each piece of fabric, every thread, every adornment, has its own story. Read More